DIY Card Box Gift Set with Simple Stories “We Are Family” 10


Hello this is Jennifer Priest and today I am making a decorated card box gift set with the Simple Stories “We Are … Family” Collection.


It’s never too early to think about holiday gifts and this card box is a great gift idea for someone special. I plan to give this one to my sister but it would also make a great gift for a teacher, neighbor, or friend! Customize the cards inside to suit the needs of whoever you’re gifting with the box. Since this is for my sister, I am filling it with family, thank you, and birthday cards as well as a few spiritual cards.


I used Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue as a decoupage medium to adhere paper to the outside of the box. I then used Tombow XtremeTombow Foam Tabs, and more Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to create a set of cards to fill the box.


To create this box, gather the following supplies:




  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Paint Brush
  • Drill (to attach knob)

I made this fast forward video showing how to put this project together from start to finish so that you can make one of your own to give as a gift.

The Simple Stories collection packs, like this “We Are … Family” set that I used on this project, are great for helping you have a plethora of coordinating supplies to make a beautiful project. pair that with Tombow adhesive for a winning design.

Be sure to head over to the Simple Stories blog and see what their team is creating today!

Thanks for stopping by. Come by my blog at Just JP to see more crafty goodness like this project. But before you go, keep reading to get all the info on a fab giveaway we’re holding this week with our friends at Simple Stories!


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10 thoughts on “DIY Card Box Gift Set with Simple Stories “We Are Family”

  • Mary Holshouser

    I have a box of these little cards. I hadn’t known what to do with them since I don’t scrapbook.
    Seeing them used as embellishments on other things and on greeting cards – I’m going to get them out
    and start using them for my cards.
    Love the box. it’s so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Dorina D

    Fun gift idea. Love the way the box is decorated and how well the cards and gift box go together. Nice job.

  • Janis in ID

    What a pretty box and filled with such cheery cards!!! A lovely gift idea and decor idea!!!
    <3 J

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  • TracyM #6773

    PRETTY box and DELIGHTFUL cards Jennifer!!!
    WOW – you sure made a big bundle of BEAUTIFUL cards with these FABULOUS papers & embellishments – THANK YOU for sharing – it was FUN watch you CREATE, might have to get you to come visit and do some speedy scrapping at my house 🙂